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Africa 2008

  Lesson Learned In Africa

By Brandon Keller

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I am 16 years old and just got back from my first trip to African.  While there I learned something very valuable that will help me for the rest of my hunting years wind effect on a bullet!  While hunting Gemsbuck in the windy Kalahari, I didn't adjust for the wind and shooting about 220 yards I watched my 30-06, 180 grain bullet get blown 12-14 inches back.  Not understanding why it hit so far back, thinking I shot again and watched the second bullet do the same!  My grandfather (Michael Price) had previously mentioned wind effects.  He figured that a 30-06 with 180 grain bullet could move about 12 inches at 200 yards with a 25-30 mph crosswind.  I didn't believe how much wind could affect the shot.  But I know from now on I will always check and adjust for the wind before I take my shot.  I hope you will too.

I'd like to thank  P.H., Jacques Senekel, Maximum Safaris, PO Box 94, Swartruggens, 2835, South Africa, (Website, africamaximum.com ) for a fantastic hunting experience, great food and accommodations.  I would also like to thank the rest of his family for their hospitality and friendship.

I would have no problem recommending Jacques to any youth hunter wanting to hunt African game.  I was able to harvest every animal on my wish list and I enjoyed being around him very much.

Thanks to my Gramps and Jaques for a great trip.  
   
Brandon & Kudu

Brandon & Kudu
Brandon & Kudu

Brandon & Kudu
Brandon & Kudu
 & Jacques
Brandon & Kudu & Jacques
Brandon, Impala
  & Jacques
Brandon, Impala & Jacques
The Crew

The Crew
Brandon & Mike

Brandon & Mike
 
Brandon, Mike &
Springbok
Brandon, Mike & Springbok
Brandon & Springbok

Brandon & Springbok
Brandon shooting
off a rest
Brandon shooting off a rest
Gemsbuck

Gemsbuck
Sleeping Quarters

Sleeping Quarters
G'Pa Mike with
Springbok
G'Pa Mike with Springbok
 
Blesbok

Blesbok
Brandon  

Brandon  
Brandon & Zebra

Brandon & Zebra
Brandon & Zebra

Brandon & Zebra
Scenic View

Scenic View
Brandon Monkeying
Around
Brandon Monkeying Around
 
 Pet Monkey?

 Pet Monkey?
Now it's a pet

Now it's a pet
Rhino & Baby

Rhino & Baby
Your are to close,
now back off
Your are to close, now back off
Brandon trying to
stay warm
Brandon trying to stay warm
Scenic Photo

Scenic Photo
 
Giraffe
Giraffe
Elephant
Elephant
A few Crocks
A few Crocks
Lots a Crocks
Lots a Crocks
   
   
   

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